Kelly Beth Haas, M.D.
- Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Philosophy of Care
As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I enjoy building a partnership with my patients, their families and other members of their health care team in order to work together to improve his or her health over time.
I understand families are often quite worried and overwhelmed by the time they come to see me for evaluation. I strive to provide evidence-based care rooted in the medical literature. I am honored to have the opportunity to guide my patients and their families through the diagnostic and treatment journey.
Dr. Haas is a pediatric gastroenterologist providing specialized care for children with a variety of intestinal and liver diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, constipation, feeding disorders, abdominal pain, and nutritional disorders. She has a special interest in short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure.
Dr. Haas has an interest in short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure, along with improving quality of care and patient engagement, particularly among pediatric populations with chronic illnesses.
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
M.D., UC Irvine, Irvine CA 2010
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2006
Internship: Pediatrics, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2010-2011
Pediatrics, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2011-2013
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto CA 2013-2016
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
Honors and Awards
Sacramento Magazine's Top Doctors for Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2019, 2020
Alice Litman Moss Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, UCLA, 2013
NASPGHAN Teaching and Tomorrow Program Travel Award, 2011
James McClure Award for Highest Honors in Clinical and Academic Excellence, UC Irvine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010
Van Den Noort Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Neurosciences, UC Irvine, 2010
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Inductee, 2009
American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (APS/SPR) Student Research Program Travel Award, 2008
UC Irvine School of Medicine Basic Sciences Certificate of Excellence, 2007, 2008
UC Irvine School of Medicine Physiology Departmental Award, 2007
John Wasmuth Prize for Medical Genetics, UC Irvine, 2007
Select Recent Publications
Aulakh S, Ashley S, Haas K, Truong T. Esophageal pH Capsule Retention. ACG Case Rep J. 2020 Jun 23;7(6):e00383. doi:10.14309/crj.0000000000000383. PMID:33062769.
Haas K, Martin A, Park KT. Text Message Intervention (TEACH) Improves Quality of Life and Patient Activation in Celiac Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;185:62-67.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.02.062. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID:28343658.
Haas K, Longacre T, Castillo RO. Adenovirus Hepatic Abscess: A Novel Source of Fever of Unknown Origin in a Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipient. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Apr;62(4):871-873. doi:10.1007/s10620-016-4069-6. PMID:26856716.
Haas K, Rubesova E, Bass D. Role of imaging in the evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease: How much is too much? World J Radiol. 2016 Feb 28;8(2):124-31. doi:10.4329/wjr.v8.i2.124. PMID:26981221.
Haas K, Martin B, Martín M, Kerner J. Intractable Diarrhea in Two Brothers: Late Diagnosis of Tufting Enteropathy in Adolescence. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Feb;61(2):381-3. doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3766-x. PMID:26115750.
Lau AH, Vitalone MJ, Haas K, Shawler T, Esquivel CO, Berquist WE, Martinez OM, Castillo RO, Krams SM. Mass cytometry reveals a distinct immunoprofile of operational tolerance in pediatric liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Dec;20(8):1072-1080. doi:10.1111/petr.12795. Epub 2016 Oct 26. PMID:27781378.
Min SB, Le-Carlson M, Singh N, Nylund CM, Gebbia J, Haas K, Lo S, Mann N, Melmed GY, Rabizadeh S, Dubinsky MC. Video capsule endoscopy impacts decision making in pediatric IBD: a single tertiary care center experience. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Sep;19(10):2139-45. doi:10.1097/MIB.0b013e31829a749c. PMID:23867872.
Haas K, Lu Q, Evans S, Tsao JC, Zeltzer LK. Relationship between resting blood pressure and laboratory-induced pain among healthy children. Gend Med. 2011 Dec;8(6):388-98. doi:10.1016/j.genm.2011.07.002. Epub 2011 Oct 28. PMID:22035675.